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Brees

Rat Terrier

Overall satisfaction

3.25/5

Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)

Gender: Male

Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques

Quick to learn and train

3/5

Emotionally stable

2/5

Family oriented

4/5

Child safety

1/5

Safe with small pets

3/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

1/5

Health

3/5

Easy to groom

2/5

Great watch dog

3/5

Great guard dog

3/5

Brees

By

United States

Posted May 23, 2016

Brees was a hard dog to love. He had a very over active temperament and was always on the go. His attention span was all over the place and he had trouble understanding basic commands because he could not sit still long enough to figure out what we were asking for.
Brees was adorable and everyone loved him yet he was just hard to train and he would always destroy anything and everything around him. He was very destructive and would always tear up his toys, shoes he found and one day he ate a hole through our wall from INSIDE of his kennel. Not sure how he did that one, but we were not pleased. Brees constantly barked when he was inside and when he was outside even if nothing was moving inside or outside he was still barking. Brees required a lot of patience and at the time we would try spending at least 3 hours a day with him on teaching him things. He required a lot of extra one on one time.
We could not take Brees on walks because even though he was only 20lbs he would drag us around the neighborhood. We enrolled in puppy classes at petsmart, the teacher there felt sorry for us and said she did her best. He knew how to sit and that was about it. We were in the process of moving and it became really hard to keep up with his high strung personality. So we started looking for a family with young energetic kids who could play with him for hours and wear him out. After 6 months of searching for the perfect family, we found one with 4 kids ages ranging from 4-13 who LOVED Brees. They fenced in their yard and came pick him up. They allow us to go visit him once a month just to check on him. He is still a crazy little pup but he is so loved and we are thrilled on his new pet parents.

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